1549 1ed VISCONTI Giovio Medieval Italian Sforza Milan Italy Woodcut Portraits

GIOVIO, Paolo; DANES, Pierre

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A rare, first edition of Paul Giovio’s “Life of Visconti” bound with “Apologia Cuiusdam” of Henry II. Giovio, or Paul Jove, was one of the most important historians during the early 16th-century. His works dealt mainly with providing descriptions of royal families such as the House of Visconti and House of Sforza.

 

This book was printed by the famous Robert Stephani, part of the famous Estienne printing. It also includes 10 fine woodcut portrait engravings as part of the biographies of the members of the house of Visconti. Portraits include:

  • Ottone Visconti, Archbishop of Milan
  • Matteo I, the Great
  • Galeazzo I
  • Actius
  • Luchinus of Ambrosia
  • John, Archbishop of Milan
  • Galeazzo II
  • Bernabo
  • Gian Galeazzo, Duke of Milan
  • Filippo Maria

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1549 1ed VISCONTI Giovio Medieval Italian Sforza Milan Italy Woodcut Portraits

 

A rare, first edition of Paul Giovio’s “Life of Visconti” bound with “Apologia Cuiusdam” of Henry II. Giovio, or Paul Jove, was one of the most important historians during the early 16th-century. His works dealt mainly with providing descriptions of royal families such as the House of Visconti and House of Sforza.

 

This book was printed by the famous Robert Stephani, part of the famous Estienne printing. It also includes 10 fine woodcut portrait engravings as part of the biographies of the members of the house of Visconti. Portraits include:

  • Ottone Visconti, Archbishop of Milan
  • Matteo I, the Great
  • Galeazzo I
  • Actius
  • Luchinus of Ambrosia
  • John, Archbishop of Milan
  • Galeazzo II
  • Bernabo
  • Gian Galeazzo, Duke of Milan
  • Filippo Maria

 

Item number: #852

Price: $1950

 

GIOVIO, Paolo; DANES, Pierre

 

Pauli Iovii Novocomensis Vitae duodecim Vicecomitum Mediolani principum. Ex bibliotheca regia…

 

Apologia cuiusdam regiae famae studiosi [Pierre Danes?], qua Cæsariani Regem Christianiss. [Henry II.] arma & auxilia Turcica euocasse vociferantes, impuri mēdacii & flagitiosæ calumniæ manifeste arguuntur.

 

Lutetiae [i.e Paris] : Ex officina Rob. Stephani, typographi Regii, 1549. First edition. … Lutetiae: apud Carolum Stephanum, 1551.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: 199, [22], [35]
    • 10 woodcut portrait engravings
  • References: Adams G 694; BMC 8050.f.2;
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure; ancient manuscript vellum fragments seen used as binding material!
  • Language: Latin
  • Size: ~9in X 7in (23cm x 18cm)
  • Exceedingly rare with price comparisons at upwards of $5,000 when found

 

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852

Category

European History

Authors

GIOVIO, Paolo; DANES, Pierre

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete